Pain and Recovery
Pain and opiate addiction sometimes go hand in hand. This is a personal battle I have had to overcome with persistence and lifestyle choices. Being a sufferer of chronic pain via a lower back injury, it is all too easy for me to turn to opiates to relieve the symptoms. Given this is no longer an option for me, I have found ways to manage the pain with non-narcotic options and a regular gym routine. 30 minutes of cardio a day has boughten my pain level down from a 9 to a 1. I know how this may sound to some, but I assure you, it's the truth. A regular cardio routine releases your body's natural feel-good chemicals and pain relivers in a sustainable fashion. Not only is this beneficial for me managing my chronic pain, I also get the mental benefits associated with a healthy life style. There are plenty of options your family doctor can prescribe that don't have the potential for abuse. Ask about muscle relaxers with the least amount of side effects and put together a plan of action that can work in accordance with your new gym routine and healthy life style choices. Like anything worthwhile in life, it takes time to find the proper balance and combination. Seeking for the easy way out or just trying to find a quick fix will always feel good at first but have consequences on the backend.